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Welcome to this whip through of the comings and goings from around the DMA West and Wales.

Lead Contributor Piece: The Most Important Christmas Appeal Ever

This year, charities have learnt an uncomfortable truth: the public don’t need them to give.It’s time for the UK’s charities to reassert themselves, and what better occasion than the one they’ve always bossed? Nick Thomas, Executive Creative Director at Campfire Marketing, has a message for fundraisers and marketers starting to think about their Christmas appeals.

News and Events from the Region

Home Learning Subsidy

To support our community at a time when employees and organisations are being financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, DMA and IDM Members can now apply for a 50% subsidy on IDM Home Learning offerings.

Contact the IDM via with the subject line: ‘Membership Home Learning Subsidy,’ outline the course or qualification you’ve selected, and include your phone number.

Learn more, here.

Virtual Big Book Crit

DMA Talent has taken the Big Book Crit online for the first time ever this spring, so that those studying at home don’t miss out. It aims to help aspiring creatives break into the advertising and marketing industry.

Read the success story of Naveen Kirby, who got her first job in the creative industry at McCann Manchester, after meeting Copywriter Steven Gormley at a crit last year.

Latest from the IDM

Introducing: IDM Home Learning

IDM Home Learning is a digital, multimedia experience offering short, modular, and award-level courses and professional qualifications. Discover our distinct teaching platforms, including our new Virtual Classroom, as well as our Resource Centre and IDM Blog.

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday 10 June: Pathway to Creativity

Join us on Wednesday 10 June as we delve into the world of creativity. Hear from a selection of creative hotshots, as they explore the creative relationship between consumers and brands, and the role played by this partnership during and post the coronavirus. Book here.

Wednesday 17 June: Data Ethics – Tech’s Greatest Asset

How should data ethics be used as the foundation for sustainable and customer-centric tech? Find out online on Wednesday 17 June. Gain valuable insights from experts; listen to a lively panel discussion, and have your questions answered. Secure your spot.

Our New World of Work

We're doing everything we can to help our community battle the pandemic. Our lobbying team is working hard to articulate what our industry pain points are.

You can help us improve the support we offer by taking the third survey in the DMA's monthly series; from this we build a barometer, which lets us see what changes are emerging in your business that we can act on.

We're also regularly updating our Coronavirus: Advice and Help page, where you can find links to advice for our industry from the Government and the DMA’s partner organisations. For further business updates around the lockdown, check out the Daily Digest.

Stay safe and well.

Best wishes,


DMA West and Wales Community Manager